Possible Causes for Leukonychia Punctata in USA

  • Congenital Leukonychia
    Leukonychia Punctata
  • Chronic Disease
    Leukonychia Punctata
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    Leukonychia Punctata

    Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus usually present with classic acute symptoms of hyperglycemia. These include: Polyuria (due to osmotic diuresis when blood glucose level exceeds renal threshold) Thirst (as a consequence of loss of fluids and electrolytes by osmotic diuresis) Postural hypotension (due to…[1]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Leukonychia Punctata

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that presents itself as a chronic inflammatory condition. An external trigger such as smoking, drinking, trauma or infection can trigger the immune system resulting in this condition. Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by synovial hypertrophy and chronic inflammation…[2]

  • Hepatitis C

    With over 170 million infections caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide, hepatitis C infection remains one of the largest public health concerns due to its rather important place in the etiology of chronic liver disease. HCV is transmitted through blood products (through intravenous drug use and needle-sharing)…[3]

  • Warfarin
    Chondrodysplasia Punctata

    Cholesterol embolism (often cholesterol crystal embolism or atheroembolism, sometimes blue toe or purple toe syndrome or trash foot or warfarin blue toe syndrome) occurs when cholesterol is released, usually from an atherosclerotic plaque, and travels as an embolus in the bloodstream to lodge (as an embolism)…[4]

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  1. Diabetes Mellitus, Symptoma
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Symptoma
  3. Hepatitis C, Symptoma
  4. Wikipedia: Cholesterol embolism, CC-BY-SA-3.0

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